Forcing northerners to travel for CT scans ‘unacceptable,’ Quebec leader charges

By Cedric Gallant Local Journalism Initiative 24/05/2024 14:22 An opposition party motion calling for a CT scanner to be installed in Nunavik has received unanimous support Tuesday in Quebec’s National Assembly. Acadia MNA André Morin, the Liberal spokesperson for relations with First Nations and Inuit, called on the CAQ government to offer medical imaging services in the region by installing CT scans “as soon as possible.” “Would the CAQ government tolerate that citizens of Laval or Trois-Rivières need to travel 1,500 kilometres to obtain a medical diagnosis?” Morin said later that day in a news release, calling it “unacceptable” that northern residents have to do that. “It is the responsibility of the state to offer the same services to all citizens on the whole of its territory, even more so…

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